DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/06/2010    Duedate: 08/19/2010

ARADI ARENA

DM-60    TURN-499

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BB BULLY BOY
RED DOG GANG (476)
(60-8477) [17-23-0,74]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BB BULLY BOY                   JARLAXLE
RED DOG GANG (476)             MELEE-MAGTHERE (549)
(60-8477) [17-23-0,74]         (60-7066) [4-2-1,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BB BULLY BOY                   JARLAXLE
RED DOG GANG (476)             MELEE-MAGTHERE (549)
(60-8477) [17-23-0,74]         (60-7066) [4-2-1,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

RED DOG GANG (476)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. B.B OIL TYCOON (651)        15
2. MELEE-MAGTHERE (549)        10      RED DOG GANG (476)
3. THE BROTHERHOOD (648)        0      Unchartered Team
4. TWILIGHT BRIGADE (649)       0
5. RED DOG GANG (476)          -8      B.B OIL TYCOON (651)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*B.B OIL TYCOON (651)       1   0  0  100   1- 1 THE BROTHERHOOD (648)     6  4 0
 2- 1 TWILIGHT BRIGADE (649)    42  41  4 50.6   2/ 2 RED DOG GANG (476)        6  9 1
 3- 2 THE BROTHERHOOD (648)     48  53  3 47.5   3- 3 TWILIGHT BRIGADE (649)    2  3 1
 4/ 3 RED DOG GANG (476)       460 711  7 39.3   4/ 0*B.B OIL TYCOON (651)      1  0 0
 5/ 0*MELEE-MAGTHERE (549)       5  17  1 22.7   5/ 0*MELEE-MAGTHERE (549)      1  0 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 649): SHADY SHIPWRIGHT of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 651): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 533): KALLI ELISABETH of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 645): BRISTLECONE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 647): FANGS ARDENTE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 639): BRADLEY of THE GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 640): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): BLACK ROSE HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 637): SNOWDROP of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 320): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 633): CARNAGE of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 630): CRAB SMASHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 622): PELICAN EELE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 584): VAISTINE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): CALLOUS COURTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 291): MY SHADOW of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 278): CASS DOLLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 512): ABELINDA CHASE Of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 498): BB BULLY BOY of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 479): COUNTER OFFER of VIKING LINGO (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 474): ICECLAW of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 227): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 435): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 429): KORTO LU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 422): JOEY of J (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 538): DREAD of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 649): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 651): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 533): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 645): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 647): NIGHTMARE WRATH (The Laughing Man, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 639): MINOR THREAT (Mr. Pirate, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 640): BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 637): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 320): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 633): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 630): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 622): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 584): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 291): MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 278): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 512): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 498): THE BROTHERHOOD (Godric Magnusson DaVinci, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 479): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 474): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 227): MONGOL HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 436): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 428): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 430): J (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 538): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 649): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                          RAT CATCHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 644): REXROTH of DARK CREATION (Howard Phillips Lovecraft West)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 647): CRIS CROFT of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 646): SILENCE IS GOLDEN of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): CRICTOR UNGERER of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VENUS TRAP HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 637): SNOWDROP of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger, mgr.)
                          WHIP ME HOUSTON of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
              (TURN 636): ENCOLPIUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
                          SILVER SAW of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 319): BUSTER BUNNY of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 633): CARNAGE of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 632): SARLOW of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 629): BITCHIN' BEAST of DIVINE HERITAGE (Bubba Ganoosh)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 621): LUCY JORDAN of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): DAN MACK GRU of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 277): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 512): ABELINDA CHASE Of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 435): LOVE of LORDS OF VIRTUE (?, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 428): ROD DEDEAUX of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     The thing is, Sai Jin, sometimes circumstance favor the direct approach.
Especially in Basic.  I know you did use your off-hand to parry, but I'd still say to
drop that before the fight instead of half-way through.  But... whatever works for
you.

                                Bigger and Better
                                    Bully Boy

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for ARADI.  Too bad, THE BROTHERHOOD, but RED 
DOG GANG was just too good to be stopped.  MVP award for PRICE FIXING?  B.B OIL 
TYCOON's proud of him after beating TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE and getting 15 points.  Talk 
about yer big time losers!  READY EDDIE got smashed by VIRGINAL GIGOLO, and lost 8 
points!  Our Duelmaster has lost, folks, lost to KUNG-FU MASTER, BUT BB BULLY BOY is 
still the Duelmaster because he has the most recognition points!  I hear the top team 
insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for 
PR photos.   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, 
that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  
Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BB BULLY BOY 8477            17  23  0    74       RED DOG GANG (476)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHADOWFIRE 8758              10   7  1    71       TWILIGHT BRIGADE (649)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 READY EDDIE 8763             10   7  1    65       RED DOG GANG (476)
-SAI JIN 8762                 11   5  0    61       THE BROTHERHOOD (648)
-MAXIMILLIAN KI 8748          12   8  1    57       THE BROTHERHOOD (648)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DAWNBLADE 8757                7  10  0    57       TWILIGHT BRIGADE (649)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HUSH PUPPY 8771               8   7  0    54       RED DOG GANG (476)
-CINDER 8772                   6   6  0    46       TWILIGHT BRIGADE (649)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JARLAXLE 7066                 4   2  1    33       MELEE-MAGTHERE (549)
-ELLESTRAYA 8785               2   4  0    33       THE BROTHERHOOD (648)
 GARM 8774                     8   5  0    29       RED DOG GANG (476)
 CHIQUITA CHIWAWA 8787         4   3  0    28       RED DOG GANG (476)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RYLD 7067                     1   4  0    22       MELEE-MAGTHERE (549)
-DARKMOOR 8776                 4   5  0    18       THE BROTHERHOOD (648)
 PRICE FIXING 8795             1   0  0    15       B.B OIL TYCOON (651)
-TRAUMA HOUND 8789             4   1  0    13       TWILIGHT BRIGADE (649)
-M'TARL 7138                   0   2  0     3       MELEE-MAGTHERE (549)

'-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn.

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
KISMET 8752             8 11 2 THE BROTHERHOOD 648  SHADOWFIRE 8758       497   
WORLOCK 8788            4  1 0 TWILIGHT BRIGADE 649 READY EDDIE 8763      497   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Khalhums Dwarf is almost as hairy as a dog, but he tastes wrong.  Well, smells
wrong, too.  He smells like rocks and metal.  Beh. -- Ready Eddie

Darkmoor -- Oh, clashes!  Jorja says that's good.  I'm not sure why, it's like...
like a couple of dogs circling and snarling and snapping, I guess.  Where you're each
seeing if you can't bluff the other one into giving up.  Only, with gladiators, you
have to actually start biting before someone gives up.  That doesn't seem like such a
good idea, you know?  Wasteful.  Dogs get hurt when the biting starts. -- Hush Puppy

Maximillian Ki -- I'm supposed to write you a personal, but I'd rather sulk and pout.
-- Chiquita Chiwawa

Ellestraya -- So, a dog-kicker.  I suspected as much.  You were tense, I could tell
that, and tense humans kick.  Not as bad as horses, but you DO. -- Garm

Maximillian Ki -- You smell like the water.  And (sniff) tar.  From boats, I suppose.
They all smell like tar, too. -- Hush Puppy

Darkmoor -- (shudder) -- Chiquita Chiwawa

26 July 2010
     Some managers have attempted to send personals and columns to hal, and hal has
been refusing to acknowledge their content.  I don't know what hal's problem is,
specifically, but for best success, send PLAIN TEXT (dot txt) in the body of the
email.  Not attachments.  Thank you. -- the Editor

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BB BULLY BOY was bested by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
READY EDDIE was vanquished by VIRGINAL GIGOLO in a 1 minute uneven battle.
HUSH PUPPY demolished VISITING ORC in a 1 minute uneven fight.
GARM was devastated by JARLAXLE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
CHIQUITA CHIWAWA defeated FRATSFAN NOBLE in a 2 minute match.
PRICE FIXING bested TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 3 minute beginner's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  12 -  1      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK     1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         AIMED BLOW         9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   7 -  1      46  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  27 -  1      45  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   8 -  1      43  |

Turn 499 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  3         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   READY EDDIE 8763           10   7  1   65 RED DOG GANG (476)
SLASHING ATTACK  HUSH PUPPY 8771             8   7  0   54 RED DOG GANG (476)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BB BULLY BOY 8477.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was JARLAXLE 7066.  The ten other most popular fighters were CHIQUITA CHIWAWA 
8787, HUSH PUPPY 8771, BB BULLY BOY 8477, READY EDDIE 8763, GARM 8774, PRICE FIXING 
8795,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was PRICE FIXING 8795.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GARM 8774, READY EDDIE 8763, BB BULLY BOY 8477, HUSH PUPPY 
8771, CHIQUITA CHIWAWA 8787, JARLAXLE 7066,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BB BULLY BOY (60-8477) RED DOG GANG (476)

                 NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENA (DM 85)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed in 
a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 85.  If you requested that your team be placed in a 
specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not transferred 
out of DM 85 by October 1 will be deleted.  If you have questions about any of your 
teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI 

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 14-16, 2011.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $129.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception (yes, really!), free 
airport shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 22 
before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and people have been
unable to book rooms because they waited too long.)  Look for the tournament info 
sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope you're all looking forward to 
it and that we will see you there!